Friday, December 13, 2019

Happy Holidays

Hello -

I've finally gotten my sewing project done.  I have no patience so sewing is probably not the best creative outlet for me.

Today I got back to my favorite...coloring.  I recently won a gift certificate from Power Poppy, and I love her images.  Being impatient (see opening sentence...) I opted for digital images that I could play with immediately.

These two rounded out the last Christmas cards I needed to make.  The candy canes are going to Just Add Ink. The inspiration image is below, and those stripes on the table runner reminded me of candy canes.



I love this bow, I colored it and then took an embossing pen around the edges and heat embossed with gold.


This image is so whimsical and festive to me. I really enjoyed coloring it.  See the stripes below and the greenery on the table, those inspired me to use this image for my challenge card.



Thanks much for stopping by.

13 comments:

Dotty Jo said...

Stunning cards, Cat! Your colouring skills are awesome, Jo x

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

So pretty! I saw that you won the prize that is so fun! I love both cards. I have the candy cane from last year and I really like how you did the blue sponging around it. I will have to remember that. Have a good Friday!

Betty said...

two lovelies, Cat - candy canes are especially pretty with the blue sponging

Crafting with Jeanne said...

No wonder you love coloring... you are an expert! Seriously, Cat, these are gorgeous! You make them look so realistic and beautiful.

HilaryJane said...

I just love that big bold bow with the gold edges. Perfect xx

Mac Mable said...

Playing catch up after a fabulous holiday....Your two cards are wonderful Cat. The bow digi image card is stunning and love the whimsical card too x.

Barb Ghig said...

I love how you added gold edges to the bow...so elegant, Cat! Beautiful coloring on the candy canes, too! Really stunning cards, Cat!

papierelle said...

Both cards are amazing!! Your colouring is perfect!!
Gundi

Jean said...

Two terrific cards!

Greta said...

Love both of these, Cat--gorgeous coloring! The bow looks 3D! Great idea to gold emboss the outline!

Nikki Spencer said...

Both are really lovely Cat! But your gorgeous candy cane creation is a real wow! Thanks for sharing at Just Add Ink.

Chantell Randall said...

Both great cards. A great idea to emboss the edges of the bow. The colouring technique on your 2nd card is lovely. I like how you have made it look all frosty and cool. Chantell Just Add Ink

ColourmehappyDi said...

Your candy canes just pop off the page - the beautiful colouring & shading makes it look like many layers of elements. Awesome.
Thanks for playing along with our Just Add Ink challenge.
Di :)